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Date: 08/15/12 06:47 AM

50 Responses to Bike Thief Gets Owned Through Craigslist Ads

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 6:50 am
    Link: Bike Thief Gets Owned Through Craigslist Ads - Guy finds stolen bike on Craigslist 160 miles away, sets up sting, confronts thief, gets bicycle back, thief arrested.
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    aa2p Male 18-29
    23 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:11 am
    Please Don`t call 911 for this..
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:12 am
    I suppose you theoretically could perform a citizen`s arrest if it`s a felony, although I`m not sure of the state-to-state differences in when you can perform an arrest. Bike thieves deserve this kind of treatment.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:20 am
    Well that made my day! I love it when thieves get caught!
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:24 am
    lol @ citizens arrest, dbag thief got some payback, but idiot wanna be vigilantes got very lucky, dbag thief had every right to defend himself against idiot vigilantes. And idiot vigilantes do not get the same protection from the law that cops do and could have been hurt or killed if dbag thief had a sack and a brain.
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    bigjwayn9 Male 30-39
    55 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:37 am
    if you believe something you have is of worth get insurance. going magnum PI might seem fun and cool but in reality it costs you and the PD`s involved time and money. you paid 2500 for a bike and rode it for a while it MIGHT be worth half that. lets risk friends and countless other variable`s to retrieve said property. not saying this guy wasnt in the right just saying was it worth it.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:39 am
    Citizen Arrest in Washington State

    Under Washington law, a private person can conduct a citizen’s arrest for a misdemeanor if the misdemeanor: (1) was committed in the citizen’s presence and (2) constituted a breach of the peace. State v. Gonzales, 24 Wn. App. 437, 439, 604 P.2d 168 (1979); Guijosa v. Wal-Mart Stores, 101 Wn. App. 777, 791, 6 P.3d 583 (2000).

    A person can also conduct a citizen’s arrest for felonies. See State v. Malone, 106 Wn.2d 607, 724 P.2d 364 at FN1 (1986) citing State v. Miller, 103 Wn.2d 792, 698 P.2d 554 (1985) and State v. Gonzales, 24 Wn. App. 437, 604 P.2d 168 (1979).

    etc...
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:40 am
    Gotten two bikes stolen. Here in sweden, especially in urban areas. Police don`t give a poo about stolen property. They care more about harassing people with slightly red eyes minding their own business.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:40 am
    That being said, you wait for backup BEFORE you spring your trap, or even better get the police involved beforehand...
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:45 am
    That bike must be the mother of his firstborn or somethin.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36176 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

    yusuksomuch, "idiot vigilantes"
    As the police are no longer there to help you,
    you better get used to liking vigilantes.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:50 am
    I started out on his side, but with all the `citizen`s arrest! citizen`s arrest!` and `today is a good day` crap I was kind of hoping he would get his camera stolen as well
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    razbitom Male 40-49
    911 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:53 am
    heh... "it`s not illegal to buy stolen stuff."
    bright kid.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2197 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 7:57 am
    Love it when a scumbag thief gets his ass handed to him. Nice work bikers!
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    969 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:12 am
    good for him
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    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:19 am
    I wish thief had been crazier and had a weapon. Those guys are idiots for not waiting for the police first. Oh, well!
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:22 am
    The video keeps quitting on me after about 2:30 and i get an exclamation point in a white screen...even if i go to the original vid on Youtube. Any tech-savvy I-A-Bers that can help me?
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    wowcow Male 30-39
    83 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:25 am
    He may have been arrested for a class B felony - but was he convicted for it? probably not
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    Simbosan Male 40-49
    159 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:36 am
    You cannot get away from me, you cannot get away from me, i got my robe and my wizard hat... no wait wrong meme
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    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
    113 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Incredibly irresponsible... but cool... I wonder if he would have approached the thief if he wasn`t the size of Frodo Baggins.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:57 am
    Guys runs, leaving hisgirl friend standing there. nice!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:20 am
    @jtrebowski, use another browser or reinstall flash player.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:22 am
    I would have whooped his bike lovin` ass.. just who the fxuck do you think you are? yeah I stole your bike, bet that you`re on the ground bleeding before the cops get here.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:25 am
    "you dont go to jail for buying stolen stuff"

    Umm.. yea you do retard. Its called handling stolen goods or trafficking of stolen goods.
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    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:28 am
    That`s how we roll in Portland.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:32 am
    "He may have been arrested for a class B felony - but was he convicted for it? probably not "

    Probably not cuz it only just happened.. There were two other bikes on his car btw..
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Yeah keith2 ... you sound like a real hard nut, bet all the girls like you. Can you give me some tips on being so hard and bad ass, I mean Chuck Norris would be shaking in his boots if you came calling.
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 10:18 am
    "Umm.. yea you do retard. Its called handling stolen goods or trafficking of stolen goods."

    Not if you weren`t aware it the items are stolen
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 10:31 am
    i don`t see any proof here that he is the one who stole the bike or is even a thief at all.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:04 am
    I wish thief had been crazier and had a weapon. Those guys are idiots for not waiting for the police first. Oh, well!
    So because they handled it poorly you wished them serious harm? Stay Classy
    I would have whooped his bike lovin` ass.. just who the fxuck do you think you are? yeah I stole your bike, bet that you`re on the ground bleeding before the cops get here.
    Uh-oh! Tough guy on the internet! I bet you`re just rolling in the pussy now!
    Not if you weren`t aware it the items are stolen
    This is plain incorrect, look it up.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:12 am
    I hate it when the love between a hipster and his bike get interrupted.
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    vpoftheforum Male 30-39
    20 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Knowingly buying stolen items is actually called "theft by receiving". Selling goods that you know are stolen is considered "trafficking stolen goods." Also, it is DEFINITELY a felony due to the fact that the property is valued at greater than $500. You can`t knowingly purchase something stolen. Well, you can, it`s just a felony in every state.
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    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:29 am
    @ Orchideous - They have the guy on video saying he knew it was stolen.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:34 am
    @Gerry, just take the idiot part out and I have no problem with that.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6644 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:49 am
    keith2

    You`re kinda scary, but I find that attractive. Can I be your friend?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6644 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:57 am
    The `I`ll stall him` part of the plan didn`t work out. But I guess they tagged the thief as not a threat.

    In the UK `Citizen`s Arrest` is a thing (although you don`t have to be a UK citizen) but if you get it wrong you are in a lot of trouble.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    it probably would have been easier to kill someone than to get away with stealing a bike in portland.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    Ah...we`re all a little safer now. I do admire the guy for getting his bike back.
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    Huey Male 30-39
    204 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    I love it!
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    @ScottSerious, yeah but only if use all the parts!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    He should have gotten the cops in on it before he confronted the guy, but then we wouldn`t have had the chase scene.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    I thought it was strange that someone would care so much about a stolen bike. And then he`s from Portland. All makes sense.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm



    Aaaaand trafficing stolen goods across State Lines means Craig gets to spend time in FEDERAL POUND ME IN THE ASS PRISON.
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    New_Guy Male 30-39
    406 posts
    August 16, 2012 at 12:49 am


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    americayuni Female 40-49
    19 posts
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    Mysterycat00 Male 30-39
    75 posts
    August 16, 2012 at 6:28 am
    This entire video sucked. it was boring, hard to watch and the whole "sting" was poorly executed! I thought he was gonna STALL the guy till the cops showed up?? He confronted the guy RIGHT away and almost gave him the chance to get away! Then when the cops ask for proof that it`s his bike the guy just starts pointing out random things about the bike that offer zero proof! "yea, see these tires? I put those on there!!" Yea, as if THATS proof! how about a receipt? Anyone can just say "Oh, see those rims? I put those on!" We didn`t even get to see the cops confirm the guy was guilty. This was totally anti-climatic. Big YAWN!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    August 16, 2012 at 6:30 am
    If it takes a video of a thief getting caught to tell you that stealing is wrong, I don`t think a video is going to do it. I`m glad they caught the guy, and I hope we get a follow-up video on what happens to Craig.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    August 16, 2012 at 7:18 am
    Had it coming
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    rburridge Female 18-29
    69 posts
    August 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    I`m glad he got his bike back but he didn`t have to be such a twat about it.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    August 17, 2012 at 2:35 am
    I think he should have had a good long spliff before trying to execute his plan.... I think his adrenaline made him forget to be all cool until the police arrived.

    The best bit though has to be the line `Selling stolen stuff isn`t illegal, I know, I looked it up.`

    I think Bradley Manning should use that defence..."giving away national secrets isn`t a crime... I know... I looked it up before I did it."

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